Melania Trump‘s speech is all anyone is talking about.
The wife of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump gave a decent speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday evening (July 18, 2016). Besides the fact that it looked like she taking an eye exam, things started off accordingly with Melania praising her husband. “I’m so proud of your choice for president of the United States – my husband, Donald J. Trump!” she told the cheering crowd. “When it comes to my husband … I will say that I’m definitely biased.”
The only problem is several sentences of her speech are nearly identical to those in a speech given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention — and obviously, Twitter noticed. Celebrities including actors Jesse Williams and Anna Kendrick contributed to the #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes hashtag that immediately went viral.
"Life is like a box of chocolates" – Melania Trump
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 19, 2016
Thank God #Melania didn't go with her original opening tonight: "Hi, my name is Michelle Obama…"
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 19, 2016
Melania really sounded like a first lady! A specific, current one
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) July 19, 2016
"I have had it with these mothahfuckin' snakes on this mothahfuckin' plane" #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 19, 2016
"I, am Malcolm X.” #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— jesse Williams. (@iJesseWilliams) July 19, 2016
Sarah Hurwitz, Michelle's head speechwriter, used to be Hillary's. So the Trump campaign plagiarized from a Hillary speechwriter.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 19, 2016
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) July 19, 2016
Wow just speechless…Is this a joke? I think she might have missed the punchline…https://t.co/lgWHabMjwQ
— Rumer Willis (@TheRue) July 19, 2016
A would be 1st Lady steals a speech from the 1st Lady that her husband has been bashing ( with her husband) nonstop? https://t.co/b9BqdrP2X3
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) July 19, 2016
"I wrote it." You know. For everyone claiming she didn't write it because duh? https://t.co/Vby25eB9gc
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) July 19, 2016
Donald’s management team has denied allegations that Melania’s speech was plagiarized, calling the accusation “just really absurd.”